Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Growing Hope in a difficult time

May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and abruptly changed education for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers worked to convert lessons to online learning and maintain contact with students. To encourage both teachers and students, Ohio Corn & Wheat, along with the Ohio Soybean Council, the National Corn Growers, and, sponsored an outreach project: Growing Hope. Several Feed the World alumni educators took advantage of this offer …

A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis

May 11, 2020
credit: FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero Cullen, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on a crisis footing, with unprecedented actions to restrict movements and plans for radical deployment of public funds to combat the threat posed by a novel coronavirus that knows no boundaries. Success will entail coherent and robust plans for our food systems. FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero Cullen …

Using CRISPR to develop superior corn hybrids

May 7, 2020
credit: N. Doane Chilcoat, Leader, Applied Science and Technology, Corteva Agriscience, in Nature Research Bioengineering Community Throughout history, humans have improved crops. Using many methods, including domestication, hybridization, and transgenesis, people have worked to better food quality and crop yield. As technology advanced, so did the speed and precision of crop improvement. CRISPR-Cas is a breakthrough technology for crop improvement. But before CRISPR crops can be commercialized globally, public acceptance …

Distance learning with fermentation lab

Apr 30, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges for teachers and students, and Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World was there to help! Feed the World provided materials for Loveland High School teacher Jamie Allison’s students to conduct the Fermentation in a Bag lab, from FTW’s Energy and Ethanol curriculum, through distance learning. Allison said his junior Biotechnology class is studying about fermentation and fermentation technologies. “This is a perfect fit …

One bushel of corn…..

Apr 23, 2020
All this from just one bushel of corn! source

Expert tips on writing workshop proposals

Apr 14, 2020
How do you craft a ‘winning’ workshop proposal, one that gets accepted? Pam Snyder, a bioscience teacher, recently retired after 35 years with Columbus City Schools. She has presented at NSTA at the local, regional, and national levels. In a recent webinar, Snyder shared what has worked for her in terms of submitting proposals. Teachers from around the country listened to Snyder’s proposal. Zack Bateson, a National Agricultural Genotyping Center resear…

Virtual classroom resources

Mar 20, 2020
Looking for virtual classroom resources? We’ve got a lot of great curriculum on our site, and we’ve adapted things to make them virtual user-friendly! You can find links to curriculum—student and teacher documents—below. Also, take a look around the site….we have digital resources that can help students understand some additional background, too. Growing Ohio Calculating growing degree days (GDDs) What role does temperature play in corn produc…

Online lab science!

Mar 20, 2020
Feed the World alumni educators Jennifer Foudray and Rachel Sanders run an interactive classroom at Global Impact STEM Academy. As part of their response to school closures, they decided to adapt the Fermentation in a Bag lab to prep and mail home to students so they could conduct an actual experiment at home. Sanders is using this lab to introduce Biofuels, starting with the ethanol production process. Foudray is covering …

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